Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
NPS Photo (B.Sutton)
**Sunset Crater Volcano will begin summer hours on Friday, May 22, 2015. The Visitor Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.**
We hope this page helps you plan your trip. Explore the pages below and download a copy of the Flagstaff Area National Monument newspaper Ancient Times if you're planning on visiting either of our sister parks, Wupatki or Walnut Canyon National Monument.
Most visitors drive through the 34 mile scenic loop that winds from Highway 89 through Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments. The scenic loop leads you from the high Ponderosa Pine forests of Sunset Crater, down nearly 2,000 feet in elevation to the red rocks and painted desert vistas of Wupatki. Enjoy your trip!